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June 24-25, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/27/17

We have met our Catholic Services Appeal goal!  I'm sure Fr. Bill would want to join me in thanking all of you who have contributed.  We have fallen short of our goal for a number of years, which meant paying the shortfall from our general parish funds, but this ... Read More »

June 17-18, 2017

Posted by Sharon Myers on 6/27/17

Blessings on all of our fathers, those living and those who have gone to their reward.  The painting in front of the church of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus expresses for me a father's love and care.  We pray for all fathers.  Many of us would agree with ... Read More »

June 10-11, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/12/17

Last week I referred to the pastoral letter which Archbishop Vigneron issued on June 3rd. I urge everyone to begin reading it. You can find it online at this website: unleashthegospel.org The pastoral council received a copy of it last Monday evening. I have sent a copy to Fr. ... Read More »

June 3-4, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/05/17

Its been a week since I shared with you the results of our provincial election and the new work that I am suddenly called to do. The sorrow at having to leave Transfiguration Parish still outweighs any other considerations. I would like to give you some idea of what ... Read More »

May 27-28, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 6/05/17

Welcome again, Bishop Hurley, to our parish. We are delighted that you are able to come for our eight confirmations. I met with them last week for their final interview, and they are ready to begin their lives as fully-initiated Catholics.   Perhaps you noticed in the bulletin a ... Read More »

May 20-21, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/28/17

In just two weeks we celebrate the great solemnity of Pentecost, God's gift of the Holy Spirit sent into the world. Jesus has assured us of this gift. "I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate, the Spirit of truth. . . ." It is ... Read More »

May 13-14, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/15/17

Happy Mothers Day to all you who are being honored today. If you are reading this on Sunday, don't skip the breakfast prepared especially for our mothers (who eat free today) and being served up to 12:00 pm.

The mail is bringing in CSA envelopes every day. Thanks to ... Read More »

May 6-7, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/10/17

One of our favorite social events is the Mothers Day brunch taking place next weekend. Will you take the time after the Sunday morning masses (and before the 12:00 pm mass) to celebrate this special day with your mother? Thanks to the Mens Club for supporting our Mothers Day brunch.

The church promotes today as the World Day of Prayer for vocations. We added the official prayer (see below) to our intercessions at all the masses. However, these world day of prayers for various causes are meant to raise our awareness for daily prayer. At the end of the weekend, we'll collect all the prayer cards and make them available to you to use beyond this one day of prayer. Pray for young people to serve this archdiocese, our Franciscan province and the mission fields around the ... Read More »

April 29-30, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 5/01/17

May is just around the corner, and as always, it will be a busy month for the parish: First Communion, Mothers Day, and Confirmations, to name a few. May also brings our triennial provincial chapter meeting, a gathering of the friars in which we chart our lives and elect ... Read More »

April 22-23, 2017

Posted by Father Bill Farris, OFM on 4/24/17

Welcome Fr. Greg to our parish. We look forward to hearing about Unbound ministry. I am in St. Louis this weekend to celebrate my nephew's wedding and am thankful that Fr. Greg can schedule his work with Unbound on this weekend.

Thanks again to the many volunteers who worked ... Read More »